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Khaligh, Rudnick-Cohen win 2019 ISR awards
The awards were given at ISR’s Welcome Back Reception and Awards Ceremony. September 11, 2019

Alumnus Amir Ali Ahmadi receives PECASE Award
Ahmadi, who earned a 2006 BS in electrical engineering and math, is a professor at Princeton University. August 8, 2019

Alum Samuel Gollob is NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Gollob earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2019. August 5, 2019

Alumnus Domenic Forte is PECASE recipient
The PECASE is the highest honor given to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. July 8, 2019

Alireza Khaligh promoted to full professor
Khaligh directs the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory. June 17, 2019

Alumna Aisha Al-Obaid to join Kuwait University faculty
The former student of Ray Adomaitis will join the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty this fall. June 14, 2019

Alum Ahmed Arafa to join UNC Charlotte faculty this fall
The information theorist will be a tenure-track assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. June 10, 2019

Ayan Mallik to join Arizona State University faculty
The power electronics researcher will become an ECE assistant professor in Fall 2019. June 10, 2019

Jiang, Marakby, Vaswani, and Wu named 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumni
The four alumni were nominated for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering, their humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines. June 6, 2019

Alum Domenic Forte receives $1M ECASE-Army cybersecurity award
Forte, on faculty at the University of Florida, will develop electronic system data collection technology for unique "fingerprints." May 20, 2019

Ye, Barg win IEEE Data Storage Best Paper Award
The paper was published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and was part of Ye's doctoral thesis. April 1, 2019

Company Co-Founded by Sergio Baron Delivers Ultra-Thin, Custom Shape Lithium Batteries
CEO and Co-Founder Baron (M.S. '12) has led the development of ultrathin lithium battery technology for sleek and flexible medical devices, IoT and wearable devices. March 13, 2019

ISR alum Craig Lawrence joins ARLIS
Lawrence will be ARLIS' deputy director for systems research. March 11, 2019

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan elevated to ASME Fellow
Tan was recognized for his work in robotics. March 7, 2019

ECE Telecommunications Program Presents 2018-2019 Graduate Student Awards
The awards were given during ENTS Career Day for outstanding academic performance and service to the program. February 28, 2019

Narayan and students publish three articles in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Articles were written on spatial sampling, sampling rate distortion and data privacy. February 26, 2019

UMD Kicks Off New Year with Top 10 MOOC Ranking
Class Central has named a University of Maryland offering among their top 10 MOOCs beginning in January 2019. January 17, 2019

RoCo Advances to Beta Test Before Public Launch
Roving comforter offers personal cooling and significant energy savings. January 11, 2019

Alum Nima Ghalichechian receives NSF CAREER Award
The Ohio State faculty member will conduct fundamental studies vital to future radio-frequency reconfigurable communication systems. January 8, 2019

Fearless Ideas: Open Access
K-12 outreach efforts help the Clark School to both recruit prospective engineering students and cultivate a diverse student population. January 2, 2019

Biodegradable color pixels that disappear completely
Vivid colors made of bio-friendly magnesium December 6, 2018

Alum Chao Wu wins public office in Howard County
Wu will serve on the county's Board of Education beginning in 2019. December 6, 2018

Alumnus Yan Sun named IEEE Fellow
Her citation reads, “for contributions to trust modeling and statistical signal processing for cyber-physical security.” November 29, 2018

Snow Is More Complicated Than You Think
CEE researchers use satellite data to improve global snow-water equivalent estimates. November 13, 2018

Alum Nikolaos Sidiropoulos named Louis T. Rader Professor at UVA
Sidiropoulos joined Virginia in August 2017 as the chair of its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. November 5, 2018

Prince George’s County Stormwater Collaboration Taps Recycled Material to Safeguard Chesapeake Bay
The latest from a partnership of University of Maryland researchers, county officials, nonprofits, and private-sector leaders. October 30, 2018

Tiny Device to Rapidly Detect Heart Attacks
Tests for heart attacks exist but are slow and require specially trained personnel -- UMD alum is working to change that. October 25, 2018

NEXTOR II to present aviation operations research in symposium
The symposium will be held at FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. October 23, 2018

Can Cascading Pools Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay?
The Clark School joins forces with a Maryland farmer to reduce nutrient pollution to the bay. October 11, 2018

UMD Launches New Labs for Infrastructure Education and Research
The cutting-edge Whiting-Turner Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories total more than 7,000 square feet. September 19, 2018

Czech Republic–United States Workshop on Artificial Intelligence held at UMD
The international invited workshop explored topics in artificial intelligence for robotics, transportation, and cybersecurity. September 19, 2018

Oct. 4 event features Michele Gelfand, research colleague of Dana Nau
Gelfand will talk with Thomas Friedman about her book on tight and loose cultures. September 7, 2018

Alumnus Omur Ozel joins George Washington University as tenure-track faculty
His research addresses reliability, timeliness, security and robustness in existing and emerging communication and computation settings. August 30, 2018

Five recipients of ISR Graduate Student Travel Award announced
Eight graduate students have received funding through the award since 2017. August 24, 2018

Company Co-Founded by Rajiv Laroia Receives $121 Million Investment
SoftBank and Leica Camera AG are investing in Light's "software defined camera" technology. Light's Co-founder and CTO Laroia is a Distinguished Alumnus of the ECE Department. August 8, 2018

Alumna Chakrabarti Named Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur
Chaitali Chakrabarti will be honored at the 64th Convocation of the Institute on July 20. July 17, 2018

Dana Nau to be inducted into Duke alumni society
Nau is being recognized for his distinguished career. June 29, 2018

Alumna Mingyan Liu named ECE chair at University of Michigan
Liu earned MSSE and PhD degrees at Maryland, advised by John Baras. June 22, 2018

ECE Inducts Three New Distinguished Alumni
Ghanadan, Tan, and Viniotis inducted for leadership and meritorious contributions to engineering, humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines. June 14, 2018

Simon, Abshire, Elhilali give invited talks
The talks were given in Belgium and Spain. June 8, 2018

Best paper award for Bergbreiter, St. Pierre, Gosrich at Hilton Head workshop
The award was given for “A 3D-Printed 1 MG Legged Microrobot Running at 15 Body Lengths per Second.” June 7, 2018

EFRC NEES-2 meeting poster contest winners
Accomplishments meeting announces poster awards June 5, 2018

Empowering Experience and Innovation
Working together, the University of Maryland and IBM encourage students and faculty to think big and leverage technology. June 1, 2018

Student Teams Win $5,000 In Scholarship Funding
Radar systems featured in Northrop Grumman Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles Challenge. May 31, 2018

Alumnus Ravi Tandon Receives 2018 Keysight Early Career Professor Award 
Tandon has been recognized for his work on wireless networks and cloud computing environments. May 10, 2018

Alum Mingyan Liu is PI for Multiscale Network Games of Collusion and Competition MURI
Liu is an ECE professor at the University of Michigan. May 8, 2018

Nau, Gelfand, Goldstein part of MURI developing the potential of mean-field game theory
The AFOSR initiative funds researchers from Maryland, UCLA, the University of Houston, and Princeton. April 20, 2018

Alumnus Raef Bassily joins Ohio State as tenure-track faculty
At Maryland, Bassily was advised by Professor Sennur Ulukus. April 10, 2018

Schizophrenia drug monitoring device research featured on IEEE Sensors Letters cover
The paper culminates a four-year collaboration among Clark School, IBBR and University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers. April 4, 2018

Alumnus Philip Twu's exciting career in space robotics
Twu has worked on both the Parker Solar Probe and the 2020 Mars Rover. March 30, 2018

Kedem, De Oliveira win Canadian Journal of Statistics Award
The award is for the paper, 'Bayesian analysis of a density ratio model,' published in the journal in 2017. March 23, 2018

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan named Withrow Distinguished Scholar at Michigan State
The award recognizes the scholarship of senior faculty members in the MSU College of Engineering. March 22, 2018

Maryland Robotics Center adds four faculty affiliates
Regli, Manocha, Shoukry and Sochol affiliate with the center. February 27, 2018

Alumnus Thomas Winkler receives EU Fellowship
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship recognizes the potential of excellent, internationally mobile researchers. February 23, 2018

Article on Maryland TMV research named 'Highlight of 2017' by the journal Nanotechnology
Authors include Faheng Zang, Sangwook Chu, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, James Culver and Reza Ghodssi. February 5, 2018

Alumni Profile: Paul Gaske
Paul Gaske (B.S. ’76, electrical engineering) came by his lifetime love of learning honestly and early. December 11, 2017

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The QUEST honors program celebrated 25 years of hands-on education in quality management, process improvement, and system design. October 23, 2017

Alumni Naomi Leonard and Xiaobo Tan part of public lecture on underwater robotics
The lecture was part of the Halcyon Dialogues on Robotics held at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. October 20, 2017

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift October 4, 2017

Empowering Voices in Engineering
Moving towards a more diverse and inclusive campus. September 28, 2017

Research Review: Combating biofilms with microsystem devices
New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms—the source of many post-operative infections; latest device can sense and treat biofilm inside urinary catheters. September 15, 2017

Three ISR graduate students win new travel award
Bhaskar Ramasubramian, Hossein Salami, and Sayyed Sina Miran will receive funding to help defray the cost of presenting their research at a professional conference. September 13, 2017

Clark School names Hamid Jafarkhani 2017 IHOF Inductee
Alumnus to join Innovation Hall of Fame roster in Nov. 27 ceremony. September 6, 2017

Alum Nikos Sidiropoulos named ECE chair at University of Virginia
Sidiropoulos is a former student of Professor John Baras. August 30, 2017

ISR researchers win additional $948K NSF Neural and Cognitive Systems grant
ISR researchers Cynthia Moss and Susanne Sterbing-D'Angelo, along with alumna Mounya Elhilali and their colleague Rajit Mittal, will conduct the research at Johns Hopkins University. August 9, 2017

Alum Leonard Petnga to join University of Alabama Huntsville faculty
Petnga will be an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. July 15, 2017

William Regli named sixth director of ISR
Regli, an ISR alumnus, will begin his appointment in January 2018. July 7, 2017

Nima Ghalichechian begins Ohio State tenure-track position 
Former student of Reza Ghodssi leads the RF Microsystems Research Group. June 26, 2017

New TMV supercapacitor work featured in Nanotechweb article
Zang, Chu, Gerasopoulos, Culver and Ghodssi developed a quick and simple new approach to create a supercapacitor with nanostructured electrodes. June 16, 2017

Alumnus Reza Ghanadan interviewed about advances for more 'human-like' robots
Ghanadan is a program manager at DARPA. June 5, 2017

Four Honored at 6th Annual ECE Distinguished Alumni Awards
The ECE Department honored four alumni for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering. June 2, 2017

Alum Domenic Forte receives NSF CAREER Award
The award funds research into “Transformative Approaches for Hardware Obfuscation Protection, Attacks, and Assessment.” May 24, 2017

Prof. Alireza Khaligh to receive Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Tech
The award is given to an individual age 40 or younger who has advanced rapidly over the course of his or her career and has displayed significant achievement in the areas of leadership and professional success. April 18, 2017

Simon is co-editor of new Springer auditory research book
The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party describes the mechanisms the auditory system employs to focus on specific sounds within a noisy environment. April 14, 2017

New Class Inducted into Order of the Engineer
Clark School students make a commitment to integrity and responsibility in the engineering profession. April 14, 2017

Alumnus Fumin Zhang promoted to full professor at Georgia Tech
His research interests are in the design and control of marine robots and mobile sensor networks, as well as cyber-physical systems theory. March 29, 2017

Alumnus Ravi Tandon receives NSF CAREER Award
Tandon is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. March 9, 2017

Reza Ghodssi honored as "Person of Impact" by University of Wisconsin
The UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering compiled the list for its 125th anniversary celebration. March 7, 2017

Alumnus Peng Qiu Granted Tenure at Georgia Tech
Qiu completed his Ph.D. in 2007 at the University of Maryland; there he was advised by Professor K.J. Ray Liu. February 22, 2017

TRX Systems to Exhibit at NSF's The Arc of Science in Washington, DC
The Arc of Science: Research to Results will feature NSF-funded researchers who have made real-world impacts with their discoveries, demonstrating their science with hands-on activities. February 13, 2017

Alumnus Serban Sabau wins NSF CAREER Award for network research
Research will develop a mathematical description to allay the "butterfly effect" in large-scale networks. February 10, 2017

UMD Research Featured on Advanced Materials Technology Cover
Tactile sensor research by UMD alumni Alexi Charalambides (Ph.D. '16) and Professor Sarah Bergbreiter featured on Advanced Materials Technology cover. January 19, 2017

University of Maryland to Establish Research Center of Excellence with UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Otis
The University of Maryland announces plans to establish new research center of excellence with United Technologies Corporation’s commercial businesses. December 21, 2016

UMD Researchers Find Ultra-thin Solution to Primary Obstacle in Solid-State Battery Development
Clark School researchers are developing game-changing solid-state battery technology December 19, 2016

Alumna Naomi Leonard wins Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize
IEEE Control Systems Society prize recognizes distinguished contributions to control systems science or engineering. December 16, 2016

UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology Program
Grant marks more than $30,000 in student-awarded grants given through landmark engineering philanthropy course. December 14, 2016

Alumnus Forte Receives ARO Young Investigator Award
The ARO Young Investigator Program recognizes young faculty less than five years out of doctoral studies who show exceptional promise for creative research. December 9, 2016

ENES 489P holds end-of-the-semester design conference
Professionals from Booz Allen Hamilton, Metron Aviation and Engility judged student projects; Textron Systems sponsored prizes. December 9, 2016

Alum Ram Iyer promoted to full professor at Texas Tech
Iyer has research interests in systems and control theory and their applications in optics, bio-engineering, and cybersecurity of critical infrastructure systems. December 9, 2016

Ciena Grants ECE Student Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This is the first year Ciena has partnered with ECE to work with a student for research. December 8, 2016

Synchronized swimming: How startled fish shoals effectively evade danger
Understanding response dynamics of startled fish reveals how orientation within the group effects escape chances, may offer insights into emergency response planning. November 30, 2016

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan elevated to IEEE Fellow
His citation reads, “for contributions to modeling and control of smart materials and underwater robots.” November 28, 2016

Alumni Look to Foster Entrepreneurialism through Support of Clark Hall Fund
$100,000 gift establishes Rajan and Sandhya Mittu InTerp Suite. November 17, 2016

NEXTOR celebrates 20 years of aviation operations research
ISR is the administrative home of NEXTOR, an eight-university FAA-sponsored consortium. September 30, 2016

Alumna Jing Yang begins tenure-track position at Penn State
The 2010 EE Ph.D. was a student of Sennur Ulukus. September 3, 2016

“Lifeline Across the Bay” Marks Milestone for the University of Maryland
First-of-its-Kind Flight Across the Chesapeake Bay September 1, 2016

FICO purchases alums' cyber risk startup
Mingyan Liu and Manish Karir lead QuadMetrics, which calculates a 'security risk' score for businesses. June 24, 2016

Northrop Grumman's Christopher Jones to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks
Northrop Grumman Technology Services VP and President Dr. Christopher T. Jones (Ph.D. '97) to speak at Clark School Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony. May 11, 2016

ENES 489P holds end-of-semester design competition
Undergraduate capstone course teaches hands-on systems engineering principles May 6, 2016

ISR holds third alumni networking event
Reception held in McLean, Va.; hosted by Raj Mittu of ESCgov. May 4, 2016

Alumnus Radha Poovendran is PI for cybersecurity MURI grant
The research will aim to protect against a new type of continuous computer hacking attack, known as advanced persistent threats. April 12, 2016

Alumnus Tassiulas Wins 2016 IEEE Kobayashi Award
ECE alum recognized for scheduling and stability analysis of networks. April 12, 2016

Alumna Enlu Zhou earns tenure at Georgia Tech
The 2009 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Steve Marcus and Michael Fu. March 7, 2016

Alumnus Peng Qiu Wins NSF CAREER Award
Qiu wins award for experimental design and model reduction in systems biology. March 3, 2016

Espy-Wilson Delivers Keynote Address for Stanford’s WISE Inspirations Network
A Stanford alumnus, Espy-Wilson, was invited to speak because she is leading the way for women in science and engineering. February 8, 2016

Alum Xiaobo Tan named 'Foundation Professor' at Michigan State
Tan develops bio-inspired underwater robots, electroactive polymer sensors and actuators. January 27, 2016

Alum Ravi Tandon joins University of Arizona's ECE Department
Former student of Sennur Ulukus has research interests in information theory, wireless networks. December 16, 2015

Baras, Shneiderman named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
ISR faculty part of University of Maryland’s first cohort of NAI Fellows. December 15, 2015

Espy-Wilson Featured in MIT’s Tech Review
She was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in electrical engineering at MIT. December 14, 2015

ENES 489P holds systems engineering design conference
Thirty-eight students participated in the competition. December 4, 2015

Jonathan Simon is invited speaker at Paris Workshop on Decoding of Sound and Brain
Alumna Mounya Elhilali also was a presenter. November 11, 2015

Networking reception brings alumni together
Event held at fusionSPAN headquarters in Washington, D.C. November 9, 2015

Naomi Leonard to be inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame
Clark School honoring alumna for work in cooperative control October 16, 2015

New NSF-funded project targets secure and private function computation
Narayan, Tyagi and Watanabe will take an information theoretic approach to multiple terminal data computation. September 8, 2015

Alumnus Forte Accepts Position at University of Florida
Forte will be focused on cybersecurity and computer engineering due, in part, to the UF Preeminence Initiative. August 25, 2015

Alum Himanshu Tyagi joins Indian Institute of Science
Former student of Prakash Narayan is tenure-track assistant professor. August 18, 2015

Sensing Drugged Driving: Fischell Researchers Receive SBIR for Roadside Drug Test
Diagnostic anSERS Inc. awarded $150,000 NSF grant to develop paper-based test to identify drivers under the influence of illegal drugs. July 20, 2015

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan promoted to full professor at Michigan State
Tan earned a 2002 Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. July 13, 2015

Call for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
July 16 deadline to identify nanoscience issues July 8, 2015

Alum Ashis Banerjee joining University of Washington faculty
The 2009 ME Ph.D. was advised by S.K. Gupta. July 6, 2015

Thin coatings controlled at atomic scale protect high performance lithium anodes
Anodes with layer of alumina resist corrosion and cycle well June 9, 2015

Alum Sheryl Chocron-Spieler wins poster award at BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference
Best runner up award for "Multi-Variate Modeling for Blood Measurement: Accounting for Population Variability." June 3, 2015

Alum Sagar Chowdhury wins ASME CIE Best Dissertation Award
“Planning for Automated Optical Micromanipulation of Biological Cells” describes optical tweezers research. June 2, 2015

Arellano, Carney, Austin win Best Paper Award at ICONS 2015
Ideas for "Natural Language Processing of Textual Requirements" came in MSSE program classes. May 12, 2015

New ONR grant for bio-inspired underwater sensing and control
Derek Paley is PI; alum Xiaobo Tan is one of the co-PIs. May 11, 2015

Rubloff, Wu win UMD Invention of the Year Awards
Inventions selected for potential impact on science, society, and the open market. May 1, 2015

Optimal control and strong interactions imply flock cohesion
New work suggests that copying behavior in social groups may be governed by optimal control theory April 2, 2015

Rubloff One of 9 Finalists for UMD Invention of the Year
Office of Technology Commercialization to announce winners at the Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships, April 29. March 24, 2015

UMD To Celebrate Innovations and Partnerships April 29
Nine nominees for Invention of the Year to be recognized at annual event March 23, 2015

Austin, Delgoshaei, Nguyen win MITRE Award at CSER
Award recognizes research that best describes leading to a transition of systems engineering research into practice. March 23, 2015

UMD Mourns Passing of Benefactor and Alumnus A. James Clark
University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering community remembers namesake and friend March 20, 2015

Alumna Jing Yang wins NSF CAREER Award
Yang will design sensor networks that combine energy harvesting communication ideas with 'big data' ideas. March 19, 2015

Hanrahan, Waits, Ghodssi paper selected as JMM 'Highlight of 2014'
Raceways fabrication technique caps 25 years of microball bearing research for Ghodssi research group. February 9, 2015

Alum Radha Poovendran named IEEE Fellow; department chair
University of Washington professor recognized “for contributions to security in cyber-physical systems.” January 15, 2015

Alumna Enlu Zhou wins NSF CAREER Award for optimization and sampling in stochastic simulation
Zhou was co-advised by Steve Marcus and Michael Fu. January 14, 2015

Alumnus Matteo Mischiati is lead author of sensorimotor control study in Nature
Research shows dragonflies use predictive control strategies, not just simple reactions, to capture prey. December 12, 2014

Steven Gabriel receives Humboldt Research Award
Professor will study equilibrium modeling/algorithms with discrete restrictions for energy markets. December 2, 2014

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners
New awards honor alumni, friends for career achievements and contributions to Clark School. November 21, 2014

Ben Shapiro shows pulsing magnetic fields could push drugs to deep targets
Magnetic particles may find an alternative to medical treatments. November 15, 2014

Support Engineering Student Initiatives Through Launch UMD
Small-scale projects with big results. November 3, 2014

Adomaitis Wins IIT Distinguished Alumnus Award
Professor honored for contributions to the field of chemical engineering. October 30, 2014

Alum Dimitris Tsakiris improves propulsion of robotic octopus
Paper is finalist for two awards at IROS 2014. September 29, 2014

Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes
The MSU professor's fish will track the movements of lake trout, walleye and lake sturgeon. September 29, 2014

Alum Haoyu Wang joins Shanghai Tech University
Wang was a student of Assistant Professor Alireza Khaligh (ECE/ISR). September 9, 2014

Alumna Kirsten Bohn's bat song research is Science cover story
At Maryland, Bohn was co-advised by Cindy Moss and Gerald Wilkinson. June 25, 2014

Diagnostic anSERS introduces SERS sensor 'for the mainstream'
UMD alumni/student company's product can detect trace chemicals for only a few dollars per test. June 13, 2014

Clark School Launches New LinkedIn Page and Clark Store
New initiatives offer ways to expand networks and show off Terp pride May 9, 2014

UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 Consumer 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter
Alumni-founded company races past $50,000 goal in 11 minutes, hits $1 million in 25 hours. May 6, 2014

Alum Amnon Lotem wins EATCS/ACM SIGACT Gödel Prize
Prizewinning paper introduced the “threshold algorithm” used in applications and systems that gather multi-sourced information. May 4, 2014

Researchers at UMD, UCONN, and Rice Awarded MURI
Qu, Srivastava and Alumnus Forte Focus Research on Changing Future Nano-Scale Device Security May 1, 2014

UMD neuroscience researchers publish in the journal Neuron
Paper suggests the brain’s auditory, visual and somatosensory systems may have a similar functional hierarchical structure. April 16, 2014

Robotic fish research profiled in Baltimore Sun
Derek Paley, Sean Humbert and alumnus Xiaobo Tan are collaborators on the project. April 7, 2014

Alumnus Vikram Manikonda named president and CEO of Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Alumnus earned Ph.D. with Krishnaprasad in 1997. April 4, 2014

Alum Jason Li promoted to VP of Research and Development at Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Li is a former student of John Baras. March 28, 2014

Foraging bats can warn each other to stay away from their dinners
The Maryland researchers are the first to report this ultrasonic social call produced exclusively by flying, foraging male big brown bats. March 27, 2014

UMD Company CoolCAD Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Security Keychain that Locks Your Computer When You Are Away
CoolCAD is a member of the Technology Advancement Program incubator, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. February 19, 2014

Simon and Alumnus Ding Publish Research in NeuroImage
Jonathan Simon and his former advisee Nai Ding examined speech entrainment in the auditory cortex. February 19, 2014

UMD Holds Risk and Reliability Engineering 25th Anniversary Symposium
Symposium will celebrate research and education excellence in reliability engineering and risk analysis. February 18, 2014

Depireux, Elhilali co-edit auditory cortex techniques handbook
Book is the first to explain "broadband" techniques used in the study and modeling of the auditory pathway. February 6, 2014

Travis Presented with CAST Award for Atomic Layer Deposition Simulations
Grad student recognized at national meeting of the AIChE. January 23, 2014

UMD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education
EIP takes first place in the Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program category. January 23, 2014

Twelve-day test with deer shows viability of animal-borne wireless sensor network
Network that gathers GPS, audio and video data could someday help protect endangered species. December 20, 2013

Crime and punishment: interdisciplinary researchers explain ‘third party’ evolution
Nau, Gelfand, Roos and Carr use powerful mathematical models to explain social behavior. December 17, 2013

Alum Mingyan Liu named IEEE Fellow
Liu was honored for her contributions to modeling of wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks. December 5, 2013

Alum Zhu Han named IEEE Fellow
Former student of K.J. Ray Liu honored for contributions to resource allocation and security in wireless communications. December 5, 2013

Alum Wade Trappe is named IEEE Fellow
Rutgers professor elevated “for contributions to information and communication security.” December 5, 2013

Alumnus Rakesh Nagi named UIUC department chair
Former student of George Harhalakas is Fellow of IIE. October 29, 2013

Ephremides, Rong issued patent for cooperative transmission in wireless networks
The invention addresses implemented on the network protocol layer. September 27, 2013

Weissberg Gift Supports Engineers Without Borders Program
Gift will support EWB team projects as well as scholarship funding for EWB students. September 24, 2013

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26
Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem. September 23, 2013

Alum Andres Kwasinski earns tenure at RIT
The 2004 ECE alumnus has interests in digital signal processing and wireless communications and networking. September 4, 2013

New isssue of Systems Solutions available online
View or download the latest issue! August 30, 2013

Galloway, Justh, Krishnaprasad publish chasing and flocking research in Proceedings of the Royal Society A
New models and equations aid in understanding of natural phenomena, has implications for engineered networks of robots. August 17, 2013

Flatau is PI for NSF grant on rare-earth-free auxetic and magnetostrictive materials
Research will further performance capabilities of costly single-crystal alloys in low-cost polycrystalline alloys. August 15, 2013

Gupta research group wins three awards at ASME IDETC/CIE
Awards include 'Excellence in Research,' best paper and best dissertation. August 9, 2013

Alum Serban Sabau joins Stevens Institute as assistant professor
The 2011 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Nuno Martins. July 16, 2013

Micro-turbine research on cover of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Ghodssi, Hanrahan and colleagues document the efficacy of using integrated retainer rings in tiny MEMS turbines. June 5, 2013

Micro-turbo-generator research featured in Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Researchers from MSAL produce the first demonstration of an integrated permanent-magnet micro-turbo-generator supported on micro-ball bearings. May 28, 2013

Clark School Celebrates Students, Honors Alumni and Faculty at Spring 2013 Commencement
More than 860 engineering students received diplomas at May 20 ceremony. May 23, 2013

Jeff Coriale wins ISR staff award
External relations director honored for work matching industry, alumni, government needs with ISR resources. May 9, 2013

Alumnus Wade Trappe promoted to full professor at Rutgers
Trappe is a nationally recognized authority in wireless network security. April 29, 2013

ISR Alumni Symposium is rousing success
Full house for presentations, discussions of entrepreneurship. April 24, 2013

Diagnostic anSERS Takes 3rd and UMD Prize at Cupid's Cup Finals
Startup wins $10,000, plans to scale up manufacturing. April 8, 2013

Alumnus Wade Trappe wins Rutgers Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award
Trappe has become a nationally recognized authority in wireless network security. March 28, 2013

Clark School Hosts 2013 STEM Expo on April 6
Event will feature NASA astronaut and UMD alumna Jeanette Epps. March 25, 2013

Alumnus Ayan Roy-Chowdhury and Professor John Baras issued U.S. Patent 8,397,062
Patent is for a method and system for source authentication in group communications. March 13, 2013

MSSE student Mehdi Dadfarnia to speak at NIST seminar
First-year grad student will talk about requirements analysis for safer ambulance patient compartments. March 13, 2013

Alumnus Alvaro Cárdenas joins University of Texas at Dallas faculty
Former student of John Baras specializes in network security. March 13, 2013

‘Cocktail party effect’ helps us focus in noisy environments
New research published in Neuron shows cooperation among brain's neural responses. March 7, 2013

Diagnostic anSERS Heads to Cupid's Cup Finals
Printed sensors team to vie for $70,000 in April. February 26, 2013

UMD Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nanoprecision Imaging
Flow control of single quantum dot enables measurements with nanoscale accuracy at lower cost February 7, 2013

Alum Ara Mazumdar begins position at University of Minnesota
The 2011 Ph.D. alumnus was a student of Professor Alexander Barg (ECE/ISR). February 6, 2013

Alum Xiaobo Tan improves robotic fish
Fish now can glide for long distances. January 17, 2013

Ephremides named to Institutional Council in Greece
Professor has been elected to 15-member council for the National Technical University of Athens. January 15, 2013

Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani wins IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
Prestigious award bestowed "for contributions to block signaling for multiple antennas." January 14, 2013

Work by Mosteller, Austin, Ghodssi, Yang featured in INCOSE Insight
Article highlights platforms for engineering experimental biomedical systems. January 11, 2013

Baras, Somasundaram, Jain, and Tabatabaee issued U.S. Patent 8,325,746
This invention will optimize the link-state information that is to be broadcast in a routing domain of a communication network. December 11, 2012

Alumnus Thomas Hicks to Serve as Commencement Speaker
Deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy will speak at Clark School ceremony on December 20. December 5, 2012

New Microfluidic Device Could Speed Drug Evaluation
Meyer wins Bioscience Day Poster division for work on device capable of separating, testing distinct areas of same biofilm. December 3, 2012

Alumna Carole Teolis profiled in story
Highlighted is NEON, an indoor navigation technology Teolis developed. November 19, 2012

ISR MSSE alum appointed GE's Saudi Arabia Healthcare CEO
Saleh will oversee GE Healthcare's operations. September 12, 2012

New isssue of Systems Solutions available online
View or download the latest issue! July 12, 2012

Chellappa Named Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department to be led by strong proponent of graduate and undergraduate education. June 15, 2012

Wang, Ball, Lovell win best paper award at ICRAT 2012
Paper discusses a new allocation method in ground delay programs for air traffic flow management. June 13, 2012

Alumna Mingyan Liu promoted to full professor; wins best paper award
Former John Baras student a member of EECS Department faculty at the University of Michigan. June 5, 2012

Alum Rick Stamper named Rose-Hulman Interim Dean of Faculty
Also named to Princeton Review's "300 Best Professors" list. May 30, 2012

Clark School Honors Its Own
Annual Honors and Awards ceremony recognizes stellar students. May 9, 2012

Alum Sean Andersson earns tenure at Boston University
Former student of P. S. Krishnaprasad has research interests in systems and control theory. May 3, 2012

Alumna Mounya Elhilali wins ONR Young Investigators Award
Prestigious early career award will fund research in active listening. April 20, 2012

Alum Xiaobo Tan's research featured in NSF Highlight
Story features Tan's artificial muscle-enabled robotic fish. April 1, 2012

Sambur wins CUNY Career Achievement Award
CUNY's Engineering School Alumni give the award for outstanding career and achievements. February 14, 2012

Alumnus Zhao Granted Tenure at University of Alberta
Zhao, former Ph.D. student under Professor Liu, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. February 3, 2012

Researchers publish human auditory system study in PLoS Biology
Article details recent progress made in understanding the brain’s computational mechanisms for decoding speech. February 2, 2012

Alumna Enlu Zhou wins AFOSR Young Investigators award
She will be investigating “Dynamic Decision Making under Uncertainty and Partial Information.” January 13, 2012

Alumnus Tandon awarded best paper at GLOBECOM 2011
Tandon wins best paper at flagship conference of IEEE Communications Society. January 10, 2012

Garg, Varna and Wu Win 'MM 11 Best Paper Award
ECE graduate student Garg, and recent alumnus Varna receive best student paper accolades. January 6, 2012

Alumna Ermin Wei featured in MIT publication
Former ISR award winner is Ph.D. student at MIT. December 1, 2011

Profile of alumnus Parag Banerjee
Former student of Gary Rubloff now on faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. December 1, 2011

NSF Grant to Help Monitor and Protect Endangered Species
Clark School, National Geographic, Princeton to build wireless network of animal-borne embedded devices to track wildlife. November 30, 2011

Alum Matteo Mischiati accepts postdoc position
Mischiati will study dragonfly flight behavior at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. November 17, 2011

New alumnus Mustafa Beyaz accepts faculty position in Turkey
Beyaz will become an assistant professor at Antalya International University. October 12, 2011

Alum Kevin Galloway starts postdoc at University of Michigan
Former student of P. S. Krishnaprasad will develop feedback controls for bipedal robots. October 6, 2011

System Failure Averted
Engineer who revolutionized prognostics for electronics systems is inducted into Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame. September 29, 2011

Serban Sabau will be postdoctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania
Alumnus will work on next generation network science. September 16, 2011

Nuno Martins receives NSF grant for animal-borne wireless networks
The $1.8M grant is a collaboration with National Geographic to monitor and protect endangered species. September 8, 2011

ISR remembers our alumnus Charles Falkenberg and his family
Family died aboard American Airlines Flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001. September 7, 2011

Governor O'Malley is Keynote at "State of Tech in MD" event
Clark School explores technology development and the state's economy in Maryland with area leaders. August 25, 2011

Averting Bridge Disasters: New Technology Could Save Hundreds of Lives
Kalantari’s sensors offer instant, affordable warnings regarding bridge health. August 1, 2011

Davis and Fellow Researchers Awarded Patent for Sensor System
Researchers design sensor system using surface-plasmon-polariton enhanced fluorescence excitement. June 4, 2011

2011 ISR Awards Ceremony winners announced
Awards given to faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. June 2, 2011

ECE Chair O'Shea Named UMD VP for Research
Emphasis on innovation and tech commercialization; closer relationships with USM institutions; multidisciplinary, large-scale collaborations. May 27, 2011

Ephremides, Pantelidou co-author new wireless networks book
Scheduling in Wireless Networks addresses a rich set of problems regarding allocation of network resources. April 26, 2011

New issue of System Solutions available online
Highlights ISR 25th anniversary, new initiatives and more. April 25, 2011

Davis, Yu, Subrahmanian finalists at Invention of the Year Awards
Annual awards honor outstanding inventors and inventions from the University of Maryland. April 19, 2011

Alum Kiran Hebbar promoted at Valhalla Partners
Earned M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. April 8, 2011

ECE Researchers Publish Article in RSC Journal on High Energy Density Flexible Galvanic Cell
Flexible galvanic cell is non-toxic, low-cost and environmentally friendly. April 1, 2011

Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani elected AAAS Fellow
Former student of Nariman Farvardin also named to endowed chair at UC Irvine. March 3, 2011

Alumnus Ion Matei receives NIST postdoctoral fellowship
Work will focus on applying model-based systems engineering techniques in manufacturing. February 28, 2011

Austin, former students and NASA colleague are issued US Patent 7,877,737
Patent awarded for tree-to-graph folding procedure for systems engineering requirements. January 28, 2011

Baras is Maryland lead for Systems Engineering Research Center
SERC is a consortium of 20 universities leveraging expertise in systems engineering. November 8, 2010

In Memoriam: Susan Frazier
ISR Director of Human Resources and Education passed away Oct. 23 after routine surgery. October 23, 2010

Alum Amnon Lotem promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Skybox Security
Lotem earned his Ph.D. in 2000; was advised by Dana Nau. October 13, 2010

Poovendran Promoted to Full Professor at Univ. of Washington
Radha Poovendran, Ph.D. ‘99, conducts research in communications, network security, and cryptography. September 9, 2010

Baras, Theodorakopoulos Publish New Book on Path Problems in Networks
Book offers modern view on algebraic path problems, including theory, algorithms, and applications. September 8, 2010

Alumna Sun Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE SocialCom 2010
Prof. Yan Lindsay Sun received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Social Computing. August 26, 2010

Alum Victor De Oliveira wins ASA distinguished achievement award
Former student of Ben Kedem is on faculty of University of Texas at San Antonio. August 16, 2010

Kalantari, Resensys Featured in Baltimore Sun
Device invented by Telecom faculty member and ECE alumnus could revolutionize bridge monitoring to ensure structural integrity. August 16, 2010

Sikorsky renews as ISR Strategic Partner
ISR faculty collaborating on control algorithms project. August 4, 2010

Company Started by Professor Wins Women’s Business Plan Competition
Prof. Espy-Wilson's technology eliminates background noise in cell phones, speech communications. July 22, 2010

Alumnus Du Earns Tenure at Temple
Xiao-Jiang (James) Du, a 2003 ECE alumnus, was promoted to Associate Professor at Temple University. July 15, 2010

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan Earns Tenure at MSU
Tan, a 2002 ECE alumnus, has been promoted to Associate Professor of ECE at Michigan State University. July 15, 2010

Alumnus Trappe Wins Best Paper Award at ACM Conference on Mobile Systems
Technology could relieve traffic congestion by sharing parking data via the web. June 23, 2010

Faculty Start-Up Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award
Created by Martin Peckerar & Neil Goldsman, FlexEl is developing flexible, thin-film, rechargeable batteries. June 17, 2010

Kim Inducted into UM's Alumni Hall of Fame
Jeong H. Kim (Ph.D. '91, reliability engineering) honored for innovations and entrepreneurship. June 7, 2010

UM, LM Launch Strategic Relationship
Framework for current and future cooperation with Lockheed Martin worth at least $3 million. June 4, 2010

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards
Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year. June 3, 2010

ISR alumnus Richard Stamper named associate dean at Rose-Hulman
Stamper will lead professional experiences at the Terre Haute, Ind., institute. May 17, 2010

Alumna Yan Sun Earns Tenure at Rhode Island
Yan Lindsay Sun (Ph.D., E.E., '04) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Rhode Island. April 20, 2010

Alum Fumin Zhang wins ONR Young Investigator Program award
Former student of P.S. Krishnaprasad is one of only 17 recipients nationwide. April 7, 2010

Ephremides, Laroia headline at CISS
ISR faculty member and ISR alumnus are plenary speakers at prestigious information sciences conference. March 24, 2010

Alumnus Zhu Han Receives NSF CAREER Award
Han, an assistant professor at University of Houston, was funded for his research in cognitive radio. March 6, 2010

Liu, Former Students Receive Patent for Innovation in Ultra-Wideband Communication
Team creates system for power allocation in ultra-wideband communication. February 17, 2010

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan receives MSU Teacher-Scholar Award
Assistant professor one of six to win the early career award. February 15, 2010

Rubloff Team Wins $2.8M Army Grant
Funds support design of nano-tech coherent dielectric barriers for quantum computing. December 14, 2009

Sezmi launches customer pilot in Los Angeles
Alumni Buno Pati and Phil Wiser founded the start-up TV network. November 16, 2009

Alum Xiaobo Tan receives new autonomous robotic fish grant
The highly maneuverable, energy-efficient gliding fish will monitor aquatic environments. November 4, 2009

Baras wins 'Innovator of the Year' Award
Key management system allows for high security with only modest communication, computation and memory requirements. October 29, 2009

Chrisopher Davis wins ECE Faculty Venture Fair for cell phone radiation measurement
Carol Espy-Wilson takes second place for 'Tidy Talk.' October 13, 2009

Like to Surf or Game by Mobile Device?
White Symposium to discuss how electronic devices influence modern life. October 12, 2009

ISR alumnus Mehdi Kalantari receives sensor networks grant
NSF grant will fund development of next-generation wireless networks. October 6, 2009

Baras, Yu win ECE Department's first Jimmy Lin Award
Award given for the invention, "Wireless Communication Method and System for Transmission Authentication at the Physical Layer." September 24, 2009

Alumnus Fumin Zhang wins NSF CAREER Award
Research aims to better control tasks supported by embedded computing devices and batteries. September 18, 2009

Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani named 'Chancellor's Professor' at UC Irvine
Former student of Nariman Farvardin is honored for academic merit. August 26, 2009

Work of Erol, Nau, Hendler earns honorable mention for ICAPS Influential Paper Award
The 1994 paper was pioneering work in hierarchical task-network (HTN) planning systems. August 25, 2009

ISR alumnus Buno Pati to be inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame
Pati will be honored for developing phase-shift lithography. August 13, 2009

Alumnus Matthew James wins Best SICON Paper Prize
Former student of John Baras co-authored "An Introduction to Quantum Filtering." August 10, 2009

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan to Lead New NSF Program for Secondary School Teachers
"Research Experiences for Teachers" will focus on biology-inspired technology and systems. August 9, 2009

Baras, Gu and Jiang Receive NASA Patent Application Award
Professor and alumni develop new method for conditional access in broadcast/multicast systems. July 31, 2009

Alumna Mounya Elhilali wins NSF CAREER award
Research will develop algorithms for challenging complex sound and speech processing problems. July 21, 2009

Jacob Introduces New Guitar Technology
Electric guitars developed by ECE professor, students, expand sound range and control. July 7, 2009

Alumnus Sean Andersson receives NSF CAREER Award
Research will focus on nonlinear control for single molecule tracking. July 2, 2009

Sikorsky renews as ISR strategic partner
ISR faculty collaborating on control algorithms project. June 24, 2009

Resensys LLC joins TERP Startup Lab
ISR alumnus Mehdi Kalantari invented sensors to monitor buildings, pipelines and other structures. June 22, 2009

Alumnus Narasingarao Sreenath promoted to full professor at Case Western Reserve
Sreenath directs Case Western's Complex Systems Biology Center. June 10, 2009

Alumnus Priya Ranjan to join IIT Kanpur faculty
Former student of Eyad Abed and Richard La will become assistant professor of electrical engineering. June 10, 2009

Student research: Israel Perez
Student of Gary Rubloff is discovering how nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide can be used as a platform for energy storage. May 26, 2009

Alumna Zheng Earns Tenure at UC-Santa Barbara
Heather Zheng, a 1999 ECE Ph.D. graduate, serves as Assoc. Professor of Computer Science. April 7, 2009

Alumnus interview: Herbert Struemper
The 1997 ECE Ph.D. develops mechanistic disease models for drug discovery. January 26, 2009

Alumna Zhao Receives IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award
H. Vicky Zhao (Ph.D., '04) received the IEEE Signal Processing Society award for her forensics research. January 22, 2009

Start-ups with ISR connections awarded SAIC grants
Resensys LLC and FlexEl LLC benefit from funding for alternative energy and threat detection. January 14, 2009

Best paper award to Baras, Yu, Sadler
Trio win at Army Science Conference for paper on power allocation tradeoffs. December 18, 2008

Best paper award at 2008 IEEE GLOBECOM
John Baras and three former/current advisees win in wireless networks category. December 11, 2008

Alumnus Bill Byrne promoted to Reader at Cambridge
Former student of Shihab Shamma conducts research in speech recognition and synthesis. December 1, 2008

TRX Systems wins Global Security Challenge competition
ISR alum Carole Teolis is the CEO of this company with University of Maryland ties. November 18, 2008

Alumnus Qiang Yang named IEEE Fellow
Former student of Dana Nau honored for work in intelligent planning, learning and data mining. November 13, 2008

Alumnus Nikos Sidiropoulos elected IEEE Fellow
Former student of John Baras also is an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer. November 12, 2008

Alumnus Soysal Joins Faculty of Turkey's Bahçeşehir University
Alkan Soysal (Ph.D., '08) is assistant professor of electrical and electronics engineering. November 10, 2008

Fall 2008 ISR newsletter now available online
System Solutions highlights achievements of ISR faculty, students, alumni. November 4, 2008

Manikonda Named President of Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Alumnus earned Ph.D. with Krishnaprasad in 1997. October 28, 2008

Sikorsky is new ISR strategic partner
ISR faculty collaborating on control algorithms projects. October 24, 2008

Alumnus interview: Reza Shahidi
The Qualcomm engineer talks about his career in the wireless communication industry. October 18, 2008

Alumnus Andres Kwasinski joins RIT
ISR alum is assistant professor in computer engineering. October 13, 2008

Carlos Berenstein awarded US Patent 7,424,463
Signal processing invention uses embedded thresholds and an analysis dictionary. September 12, 2008

Innovation Hall of Famer Smith Dies
EE alumnus, inventor of pulse Doppler radar was 86. August 12, 2008

Sasan Bakhtiari joins University of New South Wales faculty
ISR alumnus studied with Professor André Tits. August 6, 2008

Alumnus Tan Presents Research at Capitol Hill Science Funding Event
Xiaobo Tan, assistant professor at Michigan State, showcased his research at a June event in DC. July 9, 2008

Shayman, Khandani awarded US Patent 7,391,740
Invention is a method for quantifying reponsiveness of flow aggregates to packet drops in a communication network. June 27, 2008

Krishnaprasad gives inaugural Cymer Distinguished Lecture
Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics June 19, 2008

ISR alum Sanjeev Khudanpur earns tenure
Khudanpur has been promoted to Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University. June 11, 2008

Barua, Udayakumaran awarded patent for memory allocation
Prof. Barua and his former student were awarded a patent for a new dynamic memory allocation methodology. June 6, 2008

Alumni Introduce "Sezmi," New Broadcast TV Network
ECE alumni Pati and Wiser attract attention with creation of new network alternative to cable. May 20, 2008

ECE Students, Alumnus Among UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners
ECE undergrad Randolph Ballard & alumnus and faculty researcher Mehdi Kalantari among competition winners. May 15, 2008

S.K. Gupta and teammates win 2007 'Invention of the Year' physical science award
Gupta also finalist in information science category; Gary Rubloff finalist in physical science. April 24, 2008

Alumnus interview: George Kantor
He tells us about the DEPTHX underwater robot project. April 15, 2008

Liu, Alumnus Han Co-Author Book on Wireless Networks
Prof. Ray Liu and alum Zhu Han co-author new book on cross-layer optimization of wireless networks. April 13, 2008

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan receives ONR grant for biomimetic robotic fish
Robots are based on biological principles and incorporate biomimetic electroactive polymers. April 8, 2008

ECE Alumnus Wins Best Paper at IEEE Wireless Conference
Onur Kaya, Ph.D. '05, received an award for the paper he co-authored on wireless networking. April 7, 2008

Researchers Win MURI Award for Multi-Scale Networks
Team that includes Profs. Baras and Ephremides wins multi-million dollar grant to develop communication networks. March 23, 2008

Chuang Earns Intel Achievement Award
Ph.D. Alumnus Wen-Hsien Chuang receives highest honor as employee at Intel. March 11, 2008

All Things Considered explores icy waters with DEPTHX
ECE/ISR alumnus George Kantor's control research contributes to autonomous underwater vehicle's success. February 21, 2008

Spring 2008 Systems Solutions available
Two symposiums, research and industry news, faculty and alumni updates, and more in ISR's newsletter. February 20, 2008

Baras Delivers ECC '07 Plenary, Publishes Paper on Wireless Security
Based on ECC plenary lecture, paper was published in special issue of European Journal of Control. January 7, 2008

Alum Andrew Newman wins Hart Prize for Development
Award is for automated collaborative dynamic retasking project. December 7, 2007

Alumnus interview: Ingar Grev
He talks with us about applying systems concepts in the business world. October 15, 2007

Khandani Receives NSF Grant for Research on Information Flow Theory
Research scientist & alumnus will examine flow theory in dense wireless networks. September 27, 2007

Farvardin Professorship Fund Reaches $500K
Gift from Jeong H. Kim helps fund reach milestone, supports Great Expectations campaign. September 26, 2007

Alumnus George Kantor promoted at Carnegie-Mellon
Kantor's research also featured in Sept. 2007 IEEE Spectrum magazine. September 24, 2007

NEXTOR receives $1 million NASA grant for improving air traffic control
ISR Associate Professor David Lovell is PI for Maryland portion of grant. September 14, 2007

Alumnus Trappe Appointed Associate Director of Rutgers' WINLAB
Ph.D. alumnus selected to help direct innovative wireless networking research center. July 30, 2007

ISR postdoc and alumna Mounya Elhilali to join Johns Hopkins University
Elhilali will become assistant professor in January 2008. July 10, 2007

Lateral Two-Terminal Nanotube Devices and Method for their Formation (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 23, 2007

ISR's Intelligent Servosystems Lab places two summer interns at Intelligent Automation Inc.
Matteo Mischiati and Philip Twu are the first IAI interns in a new collaborative program. June 21, 2007

John Baras invited speaker at MIT Enterprise Forum
ECE/ISR professor spoke on his patented "new method and apparatus for conditional access in broadcast/multicast systems." June 13, 2007

ISR alum Fumin Zhang joins Georgia Tech faculty
The 2004 ECE Ph.D. is currently a postdoc at Princeton working with Naomi Leonard. June 4, 2007

ISR alum Andrew Newman promoted at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Former student of P.S. Krishnaprasad has been with APL since 2003. May 21, 2007

ISR alum Wade Trappe earns tenure at Rutgers
Research focuses on wireless security, ad hoc and sensor network security, and multimedia security. May 10, 2007

Akin, recent alumni win at business plan competition
Their company, Geo-Haul LLC, takes second place in 'young alumni division.' April 30, 2007

ISR alum Ram Venkataraman Iyer earns tenure at Texas Tech
Former student of P.S. Krishnaprasad specializes in systems and control theory in the context of aerospace and smart structures. April 2, 2007

ISR alums Leonard, Tassiulas named IEEE Fellows
Both earned Electrical Engineering Ph.D.s in the early 1990s. March 26, 2007

Krishnaprasad, Baras, Moss participating in new MURI awards
ISR faculty on teams researching MANETs, sensor networks and micro air vehicles for Department of Defense. March 8, 2007

ISR alum Victor De Oliveira elected to International Statistical Institute
Former student of Ben Kedem is member of business school faculty at UT San Antonio. March 1, 2007

ISR alum Haga joins faculty at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Former student of Rajeev Barua will continue research in compiler techniques for embedded processors. February 28, 2007

ISR alum Ajay Gupta chairs task force for incoming Maryland governor
Gupta's firm guides O'Malley's cyber security and data privacy transition. February 26, 2007

Marcus, Fu, Chang and Hu co-author Simulation-based Algorithms for Markov Decision Processes
Book explains recent sampling and population-based numerical algorithms that overcome the difficulties of computing an optimal solution in terms of a policy and/or value function. February 23, 2007

ISR alum Yan Sun wins NSF CAREER Award
Former student of K.J. Ray Liu will focus research on building trust in distributed networks. January 25, 2007

Winter Commencement Speaker Announced
BAE Systems President and CEO Mark Ronald will address December engineering graduates. November 28, 2006

ISR alumni Sarkar, Poovendran earn tenure
Both have been promoted to associate professor at their universities November 9, 2006

Krishnaprasad delivers Munich Mathematical Colloquium lecture
Control expert speaks on "Geometric Control, Cohesion and Pursuit." November 7, 2006

ISR alum Gubner author of new book on probability and random processes
Former student of Prakash Narayan now University of Wisconsin associate professor November 3, 2006

ISR alum Rajiv Laroia honored by Clark School of Engineering
Developer of wireless technologies now in 'Innovation Hall of Fame' October 23, 2006

Renowned Telecom Experts to Deliver White Symposium
October 16 event will feature Barry West, Andrew Viterbi and Rajiv Laroia. September 20, 2006

ISR alum Hamid Jafarkhani named IEEE Fellow
UC Irvine professor also wins IEEE's Marconi Prize. August 23, 2006

New ISR Systems Solutions available online
Latest ISR newsletter highlights 20 years of research achievements August 21, 2006

Alumnae Chiu wins Macronix Golden Silicon Award
Tsing-Hua University professor develops new switch architecture August 18, 2006

Book by ISR alum and UMD professor enters second edition
Cryptography and coding book grew out of class the pair developed August 17, 2006

ISR alum helps develop technology to regrow teeth
Jie Chen and colleagues design wireless device to stimulate root growth August 9, 2006

Mingyan Liu promoted at University of Michigan
ECE/ISR alumna is named associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. May 23, 2006

ISR alum earns tenure at MIT
Eytan Modiano, a specialist in optical and ad hoc wireless networks, is an associate professor at MIT. May 11, 2006

ISR's 20th Anniversary Celebration Symposium
Special day features friends from throughout ISR's history April 6, 2006

Alumna Featured in MIT's Technology Review
Zheng was cited for her innovations in cognitive radio technology. March 15, 2006

Baras, Gu, Jiang awarded patent for video codec
Professor John S. Baras (ECE/ISR) and ISR alumni Junfeng Gu and Yimin Jiang were issued U.S. Patent 7,006568 on Feb. 28, 2006 for a 3D wavelet-based video encoding/decoding system. March 7, 2006

Cukier and students semifinalists in business plan competition
Company to develop computer network security risk assessment products March 2, 2006

ISR alum Xiaobo Tan wins NSF CAREER Award
ISR alum and current Michigan State University ECE Assistant Professor Xiaobo Tan has won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research, "Dexterous Biomimetic Micromanipulation Using Artificial Muscles: Modeling, Sensing and Control." February 24, 2006

ISR alum wins INFORMS dissertation award
Robert Day cited for best dissertation in operations research February 19, 2006

Alumnus Wins MIT Technovator Award
Balaji Sampath was recognized for his philanthropic work in India. January 20, 2006

ISR quartet writes multimedia fingerprinting book
Wu, Liu, Wang and Trappe book covers emerging digital forensics technology January 20, 2006

Wu, Liu, Wang and Trappe win best paper award
IEEE Signal Processing Society honors work in anti-collusion codes January 16, 2006

Ephremides, Ayyagari awarded patent for DS-CSMA Networks
Invention maximizes data throughput over a multicode network November 2, 2005

Mao and Karakos selected for IBM symposium
Grad student and alum among select group presenting scholarly research October 29, 2005

Berenstein, Krishnaprasad contribute to new signal processing book
Work is based on 2004 symposium honoring Berenstein October 28, 2005

ISR alumna Haitao Zheng named to 'top 35 innovators under 35' list
MIT Technology Review magazine cites her work on cognitive radios September 5, 2005

Yuichi Kato helps design new Honda Gold Wing motorcycle
Former ISR visiting scientist designes many plastic parts on new model September 3, 2005

ISR alum Sean Andersson joins Boston University faculty
Will be assistant professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering August 16, 2005

Two patents for Ephremides and Ayyagari
Inventions target power control in computer networks July 22, 2005

Wang, Trappe, Wu and Liu win EURASIP best paper award
Research focuses on group-oriented fingerprinting for multimedia forensics July 21, 2005

ISR alum George Kantor co-authors new robotics book
Principles of Robot Motion includes theory, algorithims and implementation June 8, 2005

ISR alum Koushik Kar wins NSF CAREER Award
Five-year award funds research on ad-hoc and sensor networks June 6, 2005

ISR alum Aaron Falk named chair of IRTF
USC scientist to head Internet Research Task Force May 14, 2005

ISR faculty win two Invention of the Year awards
Faculty recognized in information science and physical science categories April 2, 2005

Former ISR visiting scientist develops new engine
Honda's Kazutomo Nishida designs iGX440 general purpose engine April 1, 2005

ISR alumna Naomi Leonard delivers distinguished lecture
Underwater robotics specialist speaks at UC Santa Barbara February 4, 2005

Priya Ranjan and AID help tsunami survivors
ISR postdoc and alumnus active in the Association for India's Development January 17, 2005

Naomi Leonard profiled in New York Times
ISR alumane is MacArthur Foundation Fellow. November 5, 2004

Alum Naomi Leonard named as MacArthur Fellow
Sept 2004—Expert in underwater robotics research receives coveted, no-strings-attached "genius" grant. September 1, 2004

ISR SAC member named engineering dean at Carnegie-Mellon
June 2004—Pradeep Khosla begins his appointment July 1. June 4, 2004

ISR alum Leonard speaks at ECE Alumni Lecture
May 2004—Former student of Professor Krishnaprasad spoke about her work on"Cooperative Control and the Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network." May 3, 2004

Alumnis Jie Chen named Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
April 2004—Topics to include "Nanoscale Device Modeling and its Fault-tolerance Mesoscopic System Design" and "Joint Cross-layer Design for Wireless QoS Content Delivery." April 5, 2004

El-Gamal, recipient of 2004 NSF CAREER Award
ISR alum's research will focus on antenna diversity techniques March 7, 2004

Leonard is Principal Investigator
ISR alum heads investigation for the Department of Defense March 2, 2004

Mingyan Liu wins CAREER Award
Project develops design methodology for large-scale wireless sensor networks October 13, 2003

Saswati Sarkar wins NSF CAREER Award
ISR alum is now assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. October 4, 2003

Leonard conducts underwater robotics research
Team launched fleets of underwater vehicles into the Pacific Ocean September 1, 2003

Wu and Liu receive one-year DDET award
The one-year grant is for $220,000 July 5, 2003

Wu and Liu are PIs for AFRL anti-collusion fingerprinting
Research will design efficient and effective fingerprints for plain text and multimedia content. July 2, 2003

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